Youth Leadership Forum 

YLF students and participating staff and sponsors at the state capitol in Little Rock July 17, 2014


Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) isheld on the campus of UCA-University of Central Arkansas, Conway and is sponsored by Arkansas Rehabilitation Services and Arkansas Governor's Commission on People with Disabilities. The leadership camp is well supervised by ARS staff and YLF Volunteers.

YLF is an annual five-day leadership camp  for 11th and 12th  grade student delegates with disabilities. The student delegates learn about Leadership skills, independent living, and transition from school to work or school to college in a college atmosphere.

The student delegates who are selected to attend YLF will represent their communities and  learn about disability rights and the fundamentals of advocacy, experience the latest in assistive technology, independent living, resume’ writing, job interviewing,budgeting and money management. YLF also deals with contemporary topics such as bullying and social media exposure.

Student delegates get the chance to tour the Arkansas State Capitol, meet top state officials and are special guests at the annual Mentor’s Luncheon.

Some fun is to be had with after-hour activities such as bowling, movie night, dancing and a graduation on the final day of attendance.

So you don’t want to miss YLF 2015!  Get your applications in by December 1, 2014.

E-mail any questions to YLF Committee members: leonard.boyle@arkansas.gov;darlene.owens@arkansas.gov; jeff.jackson@arkansas.gov or call them toll free 800-330-0632.

 

YLF 2015 Brochure

YLF 2015 Application

YLF Flyer